In a few days, I will be setting up a table at a craft sale. I am getting really excited. It has been a long time since I have done this. What I am worried about is pricing my items properly. I don’t want to undercut myself, but I also don’t want to make my things too expensive. The time it takes to make things and the cost of materials is something that I think about while I’m putting prices on.
I’ve been crocheting and knitting for a long time now and I will be doing both for the foreseeable future. The enjoyment that I get from working with yarn and other materials is stress-free comfort. Feeling the different textures run between my fingers is like no other feeling that I can describe.
If any of you fellow crafters have tips on pricing that you use, please feel free to leave a comment. I would sincerely appreciate any and all ideas that you have. This has been pain in my posterior for a long long time.
Shawl and purse.
Purses. All are lined.
Donate money to the charity of your choice. They could all use some extra money. Whether it is a small donation or a large one, they will appreciate it just the same. Every dollar counts.
Volunteer your time. There are soup kitchens, food banks, hospitals and nursing homes to name a few.
Send a care package to a soldier. You can send practical things like razors or sunglasses, small bags of nuts, socks,paperback books, etc. For a good place to find out what is needed and how to send it you can check out this web site at Care Packages.
Go to your local library and volunteer to teach someone to read. What a gift, just think how wonderful it is to be able to read. You would be surprised to learn how many adults can not read.
Volunteer at your local animal shelter. You could offer to walk the dogs, clean out cages or any number of tasks that they need help with.
Any of you crocheters or knitters out there could make hats and scarves in different sizes and colors for homeless people. There are plenty of shelters that would be very happy to get these things.
There are many more things that I could mention, but this is a good starting place. Donate today, it makes a difference.
I wonder how the idea of crochet came about
Did they try and try and fail and pout
Makes you wonder how they came to ponder
that one would even try to conjure
Why they would persist at anything
With a little stick and some string
I can’t crochet a blanket
and leave it half done.
What good would it be
to leave it half done?
You couldn’t use it
only being half done.
A blanket for charity is no
charity at all when its half done.
How can it keep someone warm
if its only half done.
I can’t do it. Not me. I’m not a
half done kind of person.
It’s all or nothing for me
I don’t do things half done.
I have gotten a tremendous amount of afghans done! Every time I look at the pile it pleases me.
The first thing is that I have been able to keep up with the crocheting. With several chronic illnesses it is hard to keep up with things. I have managed despite the pain in my hands by thinking of all the children that are going to benefit from this. The second thing is that while my Go Fund Me campaign is still going, I have had some private donations come in and I was able to order a few animals to get that started. While I have a long way to go, I am feeling confident that I will be able to get everything completed by the date I have set. I want to have everything done by November 1st.
I have some other news that is very exciting to me,
the head supervisor service coordinator is going to spotlight me and my work in their fall newsletter and it goes all over the country, not just here in North Carolina! Anyway, enough about me.
How have the rest of you been doing? What have you been up to? I truly would like to know. Do any of you have gardens? I miss gardening since I have moved to an urban setting.
It’s a beautiful day today. I hope it is just as beautiful where you are. Thanks for visiting my blog!